Kiwis Answer the Call
George Galloway has called for volunteers to join the next
Viva Palestina Arabia international aid convoy to break the
crippling Israeli siege on Gaza.
Due to set off from
London on 22 April, this convoy will be the first to attempt
to enter Gaza with much-needed construction vehicles bearing
building equipment to help reconstruct the schools, clinics
and public buildings destroyed by Israeli attacks.
siege has blocked such aid for over 5 years.
volunteers have been selected as the Kia Ora Gaza team to
join this humanitarian convoy, to be led by Galloway.
People wishing to support this project can visit the
sidebar of www.kiaoragaza.net for details on how
to donate to the Gaza Appeal.
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>